DIY Two Toned Curtains

diy curtains

Our new house has lots of big, bright windows.  We also have a large patio door.  And while this is great for lots of natural light, since we back south, we get some pretty intense sunshine in our house.  I actually don't mind it at all since sunshine makes me happy, but it was blinding to eat breakfast, especially when it snowed and the sun was reflecting even more light off the snow. I hung a curtain rod and my old IKEA curtains in front of … [Read more...]

Rustic Painted American Flag

old painted flag

This post originally appeared on the DecoArt blog June 2014. It's the season for being patriotic!  This rustic painted American flag craft I did is super easy and turned out so cute.  It's very rustic looking, but the only thing old is the wooden box its in.  You could recreate this even if you don't have reclaimed wood. I used this old reclaimed wood box I got at a thrift store.  Every time I go to the thrift store I keep my eye out … [Read more...]

5 Games to Play with Candy

chocolate checkers

Summer is approaching and that means lots of hours with your kids.  Lots of hours where they need entertainment.  Something we tried today turned out to be super fun and easy--a great combo.  All we needed was a couple bags of Twizzlers Twists and a bag of Hershey Kisses.  And we came up with five games to play with these two candies.   Twiz-Tac-Toe:  This is the easiest game, perfect for young kids.  Just lay out your Tic-Tac-Toe … [Read more...]

Dark Gray Painted Chair

gray and coral

Big news guys, dark gray is IN.  It's hot!  It's trendy!  Go paint everything dark gray!  Okay--if you say so. But seriously, I have noticed a big increase of the amount of dark gray I'm seeing in the new houses being built around me, and having such a light color schemed house I am inclined to add a bunch of dark gray accents.  I haven't shared them with you yet but here's the first of many...a dark gray painted chair! It used to look … [Read more...]

DIY Grid Wainscoting

DIY Grid Wainscoting

I recently completed a huge, exhausting project--my guest room makeover.  My husband thought it would be awesome if I did board and batten around all the walls except for having one wall be a feature wall with grid wainscoting.  So in case you were wondering how to do it, here it is:  How to make grid wainscoting. I read several tutorials before I attempted this, but I ended up just doing it the way that worked the best for me.  Whenever I … [Read more...]